'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44 million debut

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  • wjalden Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 31, 2014 7:59 p.m.

    While I don't believe in the Bible, I thought the movie was a very moving adaptation of one of man's great myths. While Aronofsky isn't entirely faithful to the biblical account of the story - in the Bible story Ham already has at least one son; in the movie he is still unmarried - most of the alterations are only to help create some form of conflict for the purpose of dramatic tension, or to resolve potential plot holes. But the director never forgets the original text. The most moving scenes in the movie come the times when Russell Crowe recites the Bible verbatim, and does so in all the right places. Whether or not you believe in the Bible, I think you'd do yourself a great disservice not to see this film.

  • guitarboy South Jordan, UT
    March 31, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    I saw the movie Saturday night, and although the story includes multiple elements that were wholly fabricated by the filmmaker, I came away very inspired. The following quote from the another article is key:

    "Darren Aronofsky is not a theologian, nor does he claim to be. He is a filmmaker and a storyteller and in 'Noah' he has told a compelling story," said Daly in a quote featured in the video. "It is a creative interpretation of the scriptural account that allows us to imagine the deep struggles Noah may have wrestled with as he answered God’s call on his life."

    The film gives the viewer a lot to think about. To anyone who is worried about the fact that the film is merely inspired by--but not a recitation of--the Bible, consider reading Genesis 6-9 before you go, and compare the film to the real thing, identifying for yourself the similarities and the differences. In that process, one might teach oneself the real biblical story more thoroughly, through comparing and contrasting.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 30, 2014 8:39 p.m.

    That has to be a complete and total affirmation of the legitimacy and truth of the bible story as depicted in the film. Right?